The President's Message
Prof. Dr TRAN VAN NAM
President of The University of Danang
The University of Danang (UD) was established following the Decree 32/CP dated April 04th 1994 of the Government. Joining 40 years of training and research tradition of member colleges (1975-2015), UD is in its 21st year of formation and development (1994-2015).
Being a major university in the biggest city of the Central Vietnam, nested by three Cultural Heritages of the world namely Hoi An ancient city, My Son holy land and Hue imperial city, UD is a regional multi-level, multi-disciplinary university training human resources for the Central Area and Western Highlands of Vietnam. Engineering, technology, economics, education and foreign languages are training strengths of UD. Over the last 40 years, UD and its member colleges have provided the country with hundreds of thousands of technological experts, business managers, educational managers, educators, and experts of foreign languages. ue
Training quality is always of the priority concern of UD. The university considers graduation quality, students’ capacity of knowledge, professional skill use and leadership in reality to facilitate the country, localities and themselves as the success index of the university. Therefore, training curriculum and research programs are carefully designed to meet the professional and technical demand, providing high quality human resource for industrialization and modernization of the country.
UD is also one of the very first institutions in Vietnam that have engaged in the Vietnam’s training quality accreditation system and several disciplines have been recognized internationally. In order to integrate training and doing research, quickly develop post-graduate training scale as well as enhance the quality of scientific research, the university has recently created Teaching-Research Teams (TRT), built a number of research centers, modern laboratories through intensive and in-depth investment of the State. A number of projects involving research and technology transfer have been licensed with patents and applied in reality.
Training prestige and quality of UD is the foundation for the success of students after graduation. Students graduated from UD are soon employed and highly appreciated by both domestic and foreign enterprises. Many UD alumni are now taking the key roles in socio-economic development of the country as well as provinces and cities in the Central Area and Western Highlands of Vietnam.
Since its establishment, UD has been continuously developed its international collaboration so as to promote facility, staff capacity, student and staff exchange, curriculum, pedagogical method and content renovation, etc. Collaboration programmes with international degrees awarded are increasing in number, facilitating access by many students in the Central Area and Western Highlands of Vietnam to advanced training programmes in the world.
Developing UD into a Research-Oriented University by 2020 and toward a Research University with its key roles as training highly qualified workforce and being a major center of research and international exchange for the Central Area and Western Highlands of Vietnam has become the determination and strong will of UD’s staff and students. The construction projects of UD Village, University of Technical Education, University of IT and Communications, University of Medicine and Pharmacy, and especially VN-UK International University are underway, which will undoubtedly create a new face for UD. The synchronous development of facilities and highly qualified and capable staff will fuel the institutional achievement of the set strategy.
The University of Danang, the incubator of intellects and talents for the development of the Central Area and Western Highlands of Vietnam – always warmly welcome you!
Prof. Dr. Tran Van Nam